When you think of the words, “land development” and “water and sewer services”, Qalchek should come to mind.
Qalchek is a leading water and sewer service agency in NSW. Qalchek Pty Ltd works with Developers both big and small who are developing their land.
As part of our service we will work with you to:
As an accredited Water Service Coordinator, Qalchek can liaise between you and Sydney Water or Hunter Water.
Required in Sydney only, a Section 73 application needs to be lodged to determine if a proposed development meets Sydney Waters’ servicing requirements. In layman’s terms, Sydney Water needs confirmation that the land being developed has access to, or can get access to, its sewer, drinking and recycled water and stormwater services. If Sydney Water determines that adequate services are not provided, they will request that works be undertaken to update the servicing.
A Section 73 Compliance Certificate is required for residential, industrial and commercial developments if you have obtained a Council Development Consent or Complying Development Consent (CDC) for the following:
The time it takes to obtain a Section 73 Compliance Certificate can vary so it is always best to contact Qalchek early in the development process.
Qalchek’s experienced team strives to guide each of their clients through the process, offering insight when it comes to the best way to achieve certification
If you want to build directly over or right next to a Sydney Water service, additional approvals are required to ensure that the asset will not be damaged, relocated or replaced without Sydney Waters’ consent. Even if works are temporary, Sydney Water must be notified.
Sydney Water will consider applications where a developer wants to build over a reticulation sewer with diameters of 300 mm or smaller. Building over larger sewers, water mains and pressure sewer pipes is not preferred, but is possible in some instances with the right guidance and approvals.
Other Applications and Approvals
In addition to Building Plan Approvals and Section 73 Compliance Certificates, Qalchek can assist with the following:
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